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Downtown Sidewalk Sales

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every day until September 1, 2014
Sidewalk Sales are held the last weekend of the month from March through November, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and Black Friday Weekend. Shoppers take advantage of great deals in a relaxing shopping environment. When participating in the Sidewalk Sales please make sure not to block the sidewalk for pedestrian access, and keep all financial transactions in your store. Plan for these upcoming 2014 Sidewalk Sales weekends! Aug 29-30-31-(Sep) 1 – Includes Labor Day Sep 26-27-28 Oct 24-25-26 Nov 28…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Chris Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

Movie Night

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until December 29, 2014
Every Monday night is movie night at Red Restaurant and Bar. Visit their event page  for each week’s film!

Downtown Tuesday

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
If it’s Tuesday, it must be DOWNTOWN! Downtown Tuesdays feature specials all day throughout Downtown – come relax and meet your friends in your Downtown. Click HERE for specials and special events throughout the Downtown. Make sure to wear your I <3 Downtown Button on Tuesdays for a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars

Board Game Night

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Every Tuesday is Board Game Night at Mythic Games. Located at Mythic Games 149 South River Street in the Galleria. Call 831-600-7451 for details

Dinner w/ Jeff Larkey, Route 1 Farm

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The dinner and salon series continues with Jeff LArkey, the owner of Route 1 Farms. Hear about his roots in the area, his success with local farming and concerns during the current drought. Dinner 6pm

Comedy Night at RED

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night in Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

September 3 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Open Mic – At the Reef

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Drink specials and great food from Pono’s. All ages,

Let’s Talk About the Movies – “Calvary”

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until December 24, 2014
This informal movie discussion group meets at the Del Mar mezzanine in downtown Santa Cruz. Movie junkies are invited to join in on Wednesday nights to pursue the elusive and ineffable meanings of cinema. Discussion begins at 7 pm and admission is free. For more information visit the Google group here. Wednesday, August 27th, we’ll be discussing “Calvary,” starring Brendan Gleeson and directed by John Michael McDonagh (“The Guard”). Plot outline: After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured…

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Swing Dancing

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 25, 2014
Enjoy cocktails and dancing on Thursday nights in the swanky Speakeasy Lounge @ Motiv in downtown Santa Cruz! Progressive Swing dance lessons from 6-7pm, followed by DJ Topher’s fun mix of swinging jazz, sexy blues, and classic soul. No cover (by donation).

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

September 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

September 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Free First Friday

September 5 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Tonight from 5-9pm, enjoy a no-host bar, live music with Hod Band 6:30-9 and an art activity for all ages in the classroom.  

Water Music: Celebrate John Cage’s Birthday

September 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, Sept 5, 2014 noon -1 pm; Duck Island, San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz co-sponsored by the Coastal Watershed Council & the Santa Cruz Downtown Association WATER MUSIC Celebrations of the San Lorenzo River & John Cage’s 102 birthday FREE TO THE PUBLIC 12 noon – 1pm  Duck Island in San Lorenzo Park Grammy-nominated William Winant Percussion Group music by John Cage and Steve Reich & NMW Ensemble Music by G.F.Handel (deconstructions by P.Collins and Steed Cowart) 1:30 at the …

Santa Cruz Greek Festival

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, Kafenio Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun event in downtown Santa Cruz.   Friday, September 5th 5pm-10pm Saturday, September 6th 11am-10pm Sunday, September 7th 12pm-8pm

Ben Ahn

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One of our favorite `ukulele players, Ben plays anything and everything, but especially loves the music from home. A bit about Ben; Ben Ahn is a professional musician from the island of Kaua`i, currently living in the San Francisco Bay area. His specializes in diversity, and you can expect just about every genre of music at one of his `ukulele shows.   Ben plays many hulas so dancers are encouraged to add their interpretation of the songs through dance.

Santa Cruz Greek Festival

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, Kafenio Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun event in downtown Santa Cruz.   Friday, September 5th 5pm-10pm Saturday, September 6th 11am-10pm Sunday, September 7th 12pm-8pm

6th Annual Songfest: Prostate Cancer Awareness

September 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group presents our 6th Annual Songfest for Prostate Cancer Awareness. !!! FREE ADMISSION !!! Hear some great music & learn valuable information about Prostate Cancer. Take home a FREE copy of our informational pamphlet “UNDERSTANDING PROSTATE CANCER” available in both ENGLISH & SPANISH! Line-up: Dale Julin KSBW News Anchor Master of Ceremonies Joe Ferrara Standards 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Claudio Melega Italian Ballads 5:45 – 6:16 Steve Kritzer Folk & Bluegrass 6:30 – 7:00…

Santa Cruz Greek Festival

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The 34th annual, award-winning street festival is jam-packed with delicious Greek dishes, Kafenio Greek wine & spirits. Live bouzouki band and dancing makes for a fun event in downtown Santa Cruz.   Friday, September 5th 5pm-10pm Saturday, September 6th 11am-10pm Sunday, September 7th 12pm-8pm

Using Your Ad Dollars Wisely: Small Business Brown Bag Series

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The 2014 Small Business Brown Bag Series workshops have been announced. Be sure to add these informative sessions to your lunchtime schedule, and benefit from the experts. The series is a collection of free, hour-long workshops designed to support small businesses. Bring your lunch and join us in the upstairs meeting room at the Downtown Branch of the Santa Cruz Public Library for these great seminars. September 10 Using Your Ad Dollars Wisely presented by Panel of Local Advertisers October…

Santa Cruz Follies

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every day until September 13, 2014
The SANTA CRUZ FOLLIES are the ‘best kept secret’ in Santa Cruz County, now in their 59th year! This performing arts group boasts members over 50, a top-notch music and vaudeville-style production held each September at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and benefiting the Senior Citizens Opportunities center. The theme this year is “MOMENTS IN TIME: From Jolson to Bocelli, from Garland to Streisand” with a finale featuring a patriotic salute to our armed forces. The 2014 performances will be held at 1:00pm…

Santa Cruz Follies

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The SANTA CRUZ FOLLIES are the ‘best kept secret’ in Santa Cruz County, now in their 59th year! This performing arts group boasts members over 50, a top-notch music and vaudeville-style production held each September at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and benefiting the Senior Citizens Opportunities center. The theme this year is “MOMENTS IN TIME: From Jolson to Bocelli, from Garland to Streisand” with a finale featuring a patriotic salute to our armed forces. The 2014 performances will be held at 1:00pm…

San Lorenzo River Paddle Series

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The City of Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo River Alliance invite you to the summer River Paddle Series! The River Paddle Series is a pilot program, designed to learn more about how to increase access to the San Lorenzo River for residents and visitors. Attendees must bring their own non-motorized watercraft, personal floatation device, whistle and sturdy shoes. The specific launch point will be determined by river flow and announced just prior to the event to attendees via email. RSVP is required as space…

Santa Cruz Derby Girls vs West Coast Derby Knockouts

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors 6:30 Game 7:00 Harbor Hellcats vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts Kaiser Permanente Arena Bout Theme: Pirates BUY TICKETS

Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk

September 14 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Taste the best of the Santa Cruz Mountains right here in the heart of the Central Coast as we present the Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk. Enjoy tastings from the best of our local wineries while strolling through some of your favorite Downtown shops. Check in at Abbott Square for your pass and your glass, and a map of the pouring locations, then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. This walking event will be from 3-6 pm, so plan…

Downtown Antique Fair Copy

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come and find your collectibles and treasures at this monthly outdoor antique fair, held the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. For information on sellers or selling, call 476-6940.

Munching with Mozart

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Every month on the third Thursday
Munching with Mozart and Friends is a free monthly noontime concert series at the Downtown Branch. Join us at 12:10 on the third Thursday of every month to hear local musicians play your favorite classical pieces. Munching With Mozart and Friends is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.
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